Kabul, Afghanistan Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kabul, Afghanistan metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kabul in 2022 is 4,458,000, a 2.81% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Kabul in 2021 was 4,336,000, a 2.7% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Kabul in 2020 was 4,222,000, a 2.63% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kabul in 2019 was 4,114,000, a 2.54% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Afghanistan
City Name Population
Kabul 4,458,000
Herat 665,000
Mazar-e Sharif 595,000
Kandahar 527,000
Kabul - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 4,458,000 2.81%
2021 4,336,000 2.70%
2020 4,222,000 2.63%
2019 4,114,000 2.54%
2018 4,012,000 2.53%
2017 3,913,000 2.52%
2016 3,817,000 2.50%
2015 3,724,000 2.53%
2014 3,632,000 2.51%
2013 3,543,000 2.52%
2012 3,456,000 2.49%
2011 3,372,000 2.52%
2010 3,289,000 2.52%
2009 3,208,000 2.49%
2008 3,130,000 2.52%
2007 3,053,000 2.52%
2006 2,978,000 2.51%
2005 2,905,000 2.51%
2004 2,834,000 3.51%
2003 2,738,000 4.46%
2002 2,621,000 4.51%
2001 2,508,000 4.46%
2000 2,401,000 4.48%
1999 2,298,000 4.45%
1998 2,200,000 4.51%
1997 2,105,000 4.47%
1996 2,015,000 4.46%
1995 1,929,000 4.50%
1994 1,846,000 4.47%
1993 1,767,000 4.49%
1992 1,691,000 4.45%
1991 1,619,000 4.52%
1990 1,549,000 4.45%
1989 1,483,000 4.51%
1988 1,419,000 4.42%
1987 1,359,000 4.54%
1986 1,300,000 4.84%
1985 1,240,000 4.82%
1984 1,183,000 4.88%
1983 1,128,000 4.93%
1982 1,075,000 4.88%
1981 1,025,000 4.81%
1980 978,000 4.94%
1979 932,000 8.37%
1978 860,000 8.45%
1977 793,000 8.48%
1976 731,000 8.46%
1975 674,000 8.36%
1974 622,000 8.55%
1973 573,000 8.32%
1972 529,000 6.87%
1971 495,000 4.87%
1970 472,000 4.89%
1969 450,000 5.14%
1968 428,000 4.90%
1967 408,000 5.15%
1966 388,000 5.15%
1965 369,000 5.43%
1964 350,000 5.11%
1963 333,000 5.38%
1962 316,000 5.33%
1961 300,000 5.26%
1960 285,000 5.17%
1959 271,000 5.45%
1958 257,000 4.90%
1957 245,000 5.60%
1956 232,000 4.98%
1955 221,000 5.24%
1954 210,000 5.53%
1953 199,000 5.29%
1952 189,000 5.00%
1951 180,000 5.26%
1950 171,000 0.00%